Eye on Rugby League

144 articles
  • Super League needs the salary cap
    Super League needs the salary cap 02 Mar 2016

    Ever since the unedifying spectacle of the World Club Series people have proposed solutions to the obvious gap that exists between the playing strength of Super League and Australia’s NRL. One such proposal has been to increaseor remove the salary cap.

  • McNamara has laid foundations for England success
    McNamara has laid foundations for England success 17 Feb 2016

    McNamara turned things around, organising the England set-up in a far superior way to before, including more team events and training, trying to instil a “two team mentality” to overcome the club divisions, and founding the England Knights as a pathway into the first-team squad.

  • The defence rests
    The defence rests 11 Mar 2015

    While a high-scoring game is certainly thrilling in its way, it doesn’t show rugby league at its best. We miss out on strong defence and tough tackling that should be part of the game.

  • Rugby league fans can learn from non-league football
    Rugby league fans can learn from non-league football 05 Mar 2015

    At the moment there are too many rugby league fans creating a miserable atmosphere around the sport which can only serve to put anyone off who might otherwise take an interest.   

  • World Club Series a partial success
    World Club Series a partial success 27 Feb 2015

    The World Club Series represents a partial success, and is worth persisting with.

  • A cautious welcome for the new era
    A cautious welcome for the new era 24 Jul 2014

    It’s difficult to have a straightforward, 'good' or 'bad' opinion of the restructure, as there are so many changes and innovations in the new structure of the game...

     

  • Obstruction objection
    Obstruction objection 11 Jun 2014

    It’s nothing new for the rugby league community to be left scratching its collective head over what does or doesn’t constitute an obstruction. The latest bout of confusion stems from Saturday’s Challenge Cup quarter final.

  • Stand by your man
    Stand by your man 03 Apr 2014

    Coaches need to be given a chance, so it's good to see Marwan Koukash standing by Brian Noble - for the time being at least.

  • Can't do right for wrong
    Can't do right for wrong 07 Feb 2014

    Lenagan’s argument is that the rights to broadcast Super League could have achieved a great deal more revenue for the clubs had the RFL handled things differently.

  • System of a Groan
    System of a Groan 22 Jan 2014

    The fears of many rugby league supporters have been realised as the RFL and the Super League clubs voted for the two-leagues-of-two-splitting-into-three-groups-of-eight system. 

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